Student Giving

  • Make Your Mark Today!

    Join our student giving community.

    Join the thousands of students, alumni, and friends in giving back to your school and the place you call home. Make an immediate and lasting impact on your own IUP experience starting now.

    Together, we have strength in numbers.

    Consider making a gift to this year’s student giving project, Help a Hawk. At IUP, many students must make the choice between having a healthy meal and paying a bill or buying a textbook. Food insecurity is a concern on our campus, and you can Help A Hawk by joining with Terry Serafini ’61 to make the IUP Food Pantry a reality. He will TRIPLE the impact of every student gift of $5 or more made in support of the IUP Food Pantry (up to $25,000) as long as 100 freshman, 100 sophomores, 100 juniors, and 100 seniors make a gift! This means your gift of $5 will become a $15 gift to the IUP Food Pantry thanks to Terry Serafini. So help a hawk, and imagine the unlimited possibilities!

    This year marks the creation of the first-ever IUP student leadership society—The Future Leaders Council Join the IUP tradition of leadership with a gift of $100. Your gift of $100 would place you in IUP’s Future Leaders Council. When you are a part of the IUP Leadership Society you will enjoy benefits such as invitations to special events.

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    Check back soon to hear about our next student giving project.

    FAQ

    Q: I already pay tuition, why should I give more?

    A: Most Crimson Hawks don’t realize that your tuition and state funds cover less than 25 percent of your IUP education. IUP is able to thrive due to private support that helps bridge the actual cost of attending IUP. Your own IUP experience has largely been supplemented by students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, corporations, and foundations. By supporting IUP through giving back to the student giving project, your favorite program or department you are helping ensure your own IUP experience is top notch.

    Q: Does my participation matter?

    A: Yes! Publications like U.S. News & World Report use philanthropy as a factor to rank IUP and determine overall student satisfaction. Foundations and corporations also use these rankings as a factor when they evaluate grant funding and prospective gifts. Your gift as a student has great influence.

    Q: How does being a donor affect me?

    A: The Fund for IUP and Student Giving programs have built up an expansive network of Crimson Hawks to provide support to all of our donors. Being a donor makes IUP a smaller and more intimate experience. Additionally, if you become a member of the IUP Leadership Society as a student (with a gift of $100 or more) you will have the opportunity to connect with other esteemed donors in the IUP Leadership Society by being invited to exclusive events.

    Q: Where does my gift go to? 

    A: One of the great things about giving to IUP is that you have the opportunity to designate your gift to over 800 different funds. These funds include academic departments, student programs, scholarships, and more. Student Giving at IUP is about YOU. We want to make sure each student can give back to the area that they care about most.

    Don’t wait to give back. Give forward.